LifestyleCaution: Mixing common cleaners can lead to dangerous reactions

Caution: Mixing common cleaners can lead to dangerous reactions

Remember not to mix these detergents.
Remember not to mix these detergents.
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7:14 PM EDT, June 21, 2024

Various detergents make cleaning easier in our homes. However, caution is needed when using different products, as some combinations can have disastrous consequences.

Store-bought detergents effectively remove stubborn dirt in the kitchen or bathroom. However, when using "chemicals," it's important to avoid mixing certain products to protect our health. So, which combinations should we be wary of?

Better not to tempt fate. Do not combine these products

Mixing certain substances can cause allergic reactions, burns, and even poisoning. Before starting your cleaning routine, it's essential to familiarize yourself with the following "cheat sheet" to avoid unnecessary problems.

First and foremost, never mix alcohol and bleach. This combination produces chloroform, negatively affecting the nervous and respiratory systems, and can cause skin and eye damage.

Vinegar is another commonly used cleaning agent that should not be mixed with bleach or toilet cleaners. The chlorine in these products releases dangerous fumes when it reacts with vinegar, posing a risk to our respiratory health.

Additionally, if you wash dishes with detergent and immediately use vinegar to shine them, you're making another mistake. This process can release chlorine into the air, leading to irritation.

It foams, but it's not a good sign

Many "magical" solutions found online suggest using a mixture of vinegar and baking soda to clean dirt. However, this is not a compelling combination. The paste formed by mixing these ingredients will foam, but it won't help remove dirt. Instead, it produces carbon dioxide, water, and sodium acetate, which lacks any significant cleaning properties.

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